The events of the June 13 episode of WWE RAW were not kind to Ciampa, who lost to Riddle. This setback may have further indicated the lack of plans for the former NXT Champion on the main roster.
Ciampa faced The Original Bro a week after he randomly attacked The Original Bro Miz TV. With The Miz watching the bout at ringside, Riddle won with relative ease after he hit the RKO.
Meanwhile, The Blackheart was treated as an enhancement talent and didn't even enter to his entrance music on television.
This development comes after underwhelming bookings for Ciampa on WWE RAW following his call-up from NXT in April. His sudden attacks on Mustafa Ali were not explained, and their issue was never resolved.
Also, most of his matches have been on Main Event rather than the red brand. Plus, as pointed out by WrestlingNews.co, The Blackheart lost matches to Ezekiel at this past weekend's WWE live events. These defeats further the notion that Vince McMahon has no significant plans for him.
While Ciampa had previously hinted at joining The Judgment Day, it doesn't seem to be the plan based on his booking on RAW. It remains to be seen if this is part of a larger storyline to turn his luck around.
Meanwhile, the former NXT Champion's opponent, Riddle, has all the momentum in the world. He is set to challenge Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship on SmackDown this week.
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